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Best trails in Great Seal State Park, Ohio

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Looking for a great trail in Great Seal State Park, Ohio? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Great Seal State Park ranging from 1.8 to 11.7 miles and from 780 to 1,289 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Great Seal State Park contains the history of the Shawnee nation and Ohio's early statehood. Here, visitors can see the hills that are shown on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. Visitors can also hike towards the stunning vistas of Scioto Valley or go golfing at the 18 hole course located near the Ireland picnic area. The trails except for two (Disc Golf and Spring White) also allows access to bikers and horseback riders. Great Seal also has campsites, picnic areas, sport courts, and playgrounds.

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Top trails (10)
#1 - Shawnee Ridge Loop
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
Note: the trail is shared by horses, hikers and mountain bikers so users recommend hiking in the opposite direction of the bike traffic. If you are biking please do signal your presence ahead of time. Show more
#2 - Great Seal State Park North Loop Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 52 m
#3 - Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can hike this trail year round, yet the Campground parking area is closed from December 1st to March 1st. You can still make your way to the trail head from other parts of the park for a great winter hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. 4908 Marietta Road Chillicothe, Ohio 45601Show more
#4 - Lick Run Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can access this trail that meanders around Mt. Ives and Mt. Logan from a number of points (Markers N, S, DD, or V) or the Shawnee Ridge Trail (Blue blazes). This trail follows the Purple blazes and crosses Lick Run Road. There's a good mix of ascents/descents along with flat sections. Show more
#5 - Sand Hill
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Peaceful hike with steeper elevation changes in the beginning as well as the halfway loop. Very dog friendly park.Show more
#6 - Mt. Ives Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can access this fun, quick trail from a number of points (Markers M, U, or CC) or the Shawnee Ridge Trail (Blue blazes). This trail follows the Orange blazes and crosses Lick Run Road. There's a good mix of elevation with modest ascent/descent on one-half of the trail and fairly flat trail on the other half. Show more
#7 - Bunker Hill Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 47 m
A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can access this trail that circles around Bunker Hill from a number of points (Markers R, P, or Q) or the Shawnee Ridge Trail (Blue blazes). This trail follows the Green blazes. This is a trail with little ups and downs - mostly the same elevation. For some elevation, climb the summit of Bunker Hill at either Markers AA or BB.Show more
#8 - Spring Run Fitness Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 54 m
A part of Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, OH. You can hike this trail year round. There are several fitness stations peppered along this trail for an added level of rigorShow more
#9 - Lawn Chair via Supercross and Skidder Trail
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
The Lawn Chair Trail is a fairly flat trail for hikers and mountain bikers. An actual lawn chair is available about half way around this loop. Show more
#10 - Spring Run Extended Loop
Great Seal State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m